Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission

"Remember! Celebrate! Act! - A Day On Not A Day Off"
Theme: "Injustice is Still a Threat!"

(All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, Jan. 14,
Press Conference/Launching of Torch and MLK Colorado
11:00 a.m.
Aurora Town Center14200 E. Alameda Ave. Aurora
Central High School ROTC Color Guard, Choir and Cultural Arts Performers.

Tuesday, Jan. 15,
23rd Annual MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards & Colorado Symphony Orchestra - King Celebration Concert
6:00pm -9:00 p.m.
Boettcher Concert Hall Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets
Honorable Menola Upshaw Lifetime Achievment Awards: Dr. Arthur C. Jones, & Bennie Williams
The Dr. Joyce Marie Davis Outstanding High School Youth Award will be presented to Alyse Cecile Harris.
Humanitarian Honorees: Abraham Harold Fields, Tamara Rhone, Dr. Ryan Ross, Sisters of Charity and the Honorable Elbra

Wednesday, Jan. 16,
A live telecast of "of Contemporary Civil Rights Stories" airs on Aurora's Channel 8
7:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18,
The 20th annual MLK Peace Awards & Breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Tivoli Turn Hall Auraria Campus
$7.00 for students, $14.00 for adults

Aurora Community of Faith breakfast
8:00 a.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, City Café
15151 E. Alameda pkwy.
Speaker: Dr. James Peters
Tickets $15, RSVP to 303-739-7580

28th Annual MLK Social Responsibility Awards Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
Marriott City Center Downtown Denver
2013 Recipients: ACE Scholarships, Denver Children's Advocacy Center, Vern L. Howard, MLK Colorado Chairman,
Nick LeMasters (Cherry Creek Shopping Center), Adil Khan (American Academy) and Carita Watson (IBM).
Gaurdie Banister, former president of the NAACP Chapters in Casper, WY and Aurora, CO, will receive the 7th annual
Trailblazer Award honoring local pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement.
Costs: Individual seating $75.00

Multicultural Awareness
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Library 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Presented by the Aurora Police

Barber Shop Talks
A dialog - "Dream Versus Reality Looking at 2013 through the eyes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
In addition: "Golden ladies Initiative" Presents The Women behind the men of Civil Rights
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library 9898 E. Colfax Aurora

Saturday, Jan. 19,

"The Dream 5K Run/Walk"
Denver City Park
Entry Fee $25.00

Achieving Health Equity through Education and Empowerment
Panel Discussion and Health Screenings
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
MLK, Jr. Library, Akron & Boston Rooms
9898 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010

Dr. MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission's Marade Awards and Scholarship Program & Dinner
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
MLK, Jr. Library, Community Room
9898 E. Colfax Avenue
2013 Recipients: The Honorable William "Bill" Roberts Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Claudette Sweet
Chairman's Award: Mr. Alton Clark
The Honorable Menola Upshaw Youth Award: Josie Brady
The "Uncle Walt Beckert Community Service Award: Bee Harris
The Rev. Jim Chandler Community Recognition Award: The Piton Foundation
New Vision Award: Sgt. Joseph Scott Newhouse
Adult Scholarship Recipients:
Christian Covington (The DRMLKCHC Community Scholarship)
Bianka Emerson (The Dr. Barbara Shannon- Banister Scholarship)
Shyretta Hudnall (The DRMLKCHC Chairman's Scholarship)
The Honorable Wilma J. Webb Seed Scholarship &
The 2012 WAPC Essay Contest School Grants will be presented as well
By invitation only

Sunday, Jan. 20,
Highlands Ranch, Community 2011 Unity Walk and Reception
2:00 p.m.
Fox Creek Elementary School
6585 Collegiate Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO

Aurora Community Embracing Non-Violence
Theme: Injustice is still a Threat

2:00 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center Council Chambers
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Guest: Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr., (nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

28th Annual Interfaith Service
5:00 p. m.
Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus
880 Fairfax Street Denver, CO 80220
Guest: Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr., (nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Monday, Jan. 21,
14th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast
Arapahoe Community College (In main Dinning Hall)
5900 South Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80120
Tickets $15.00 for Adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under

28th annual MLK Marade
Gather @ 9:00AM program starts at 9:30 a.m.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream Monument, Denver City Park, President Obama's Inaugural Address will be played before the step off concluding at Civic Center

28th Annual "Dinner for Those Who Hunger
3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m."
Volunteers of America, Sunset Park, 1865 Larimer, Denver, CO 80202

MLK Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions
6:00 p.m.
National Western Stock Show Coliseum
4655 Humboldt St. Denver 80216

Tuesday, Jan. 22,
Honoring our Community Leader
(Tuskegee Airmen Col John Mosley)
Metro State University

Monday, Jan. 28,
Denver Section National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) & AARP Women to Women: Living Longer, Living Smarter,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library 2401Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205

Friday, Feb. 1,
The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Cherry Creek Mall & DRMLKJRCHC
MLK Colorado Photo Exhibit Featuring the 2013 Humanitarian and Marade Honorees
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Mall Hours)
Cherry Creek Mall 3000 East 1st Avenue Denver, CO 80206

Saturday, Feb. 2,
Denver Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc,
100th year anniversary Centennial Torch Celebration-Gala
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Inverness Hotel & Conference Center 200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
For Tickets: